Romans 16:27 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Romans 16:27, NIV: to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

Romans 16:27, ESV: to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

Romans 16:27, KJV: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

Romans 16:27, NASB: to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.

Romans 16:27, NLT: All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen.

Romans 16:27, CSB: to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ--to him be the glory forever! Amen.

What does Romans 16:27 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul brings his doxology, a hymn of praise to God, to a close by finally praising God after a string of statements describing the glorious work God has done in revealing the good news of salvation through faith in Christ.

Paul began this long last sentence of his long letter with the words "to him who" and now completes the thought with "to the only wise God." God is shown to be wise for this beautiful means by which He has made it possible for all people to share in His glory through faith in Jesus forever.

To this God, then, Paul writes, be glory forever. By God's design, He will be glorified—lifted up, praised, shown to be worthy—forever through Jesus Christ. Paul ends the letter with a final "amen," meaning "so be it."